Tag: progenitor cells

Researchers Grow a Blood Vessel Network From a Few "Progenitor" Cells

By Eliza Strickland | July 21, 2008 10:00 am

blood vesselsIn an experiment that could have applications in treating heart disease and strokes, researchers have taken certain cells from the blood and used them to grow entire networks of blood vessels in mice.

“What’s really significant about our study is that we are using human cells that can be obtained from blood or bone marrow rather than removing and using fully developed blood vessels,” said Harvard’s Joyce Bischoff, who led the study.[Reuters].

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